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Cross the Abyss

“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it all the rest are not only useless but disastrous.”

–Thomas Merton

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Happy Earth Day. Woo-hoo.

To live in the Tropics is to live on the front line of climate change, which just means that things tend to hit our delicate mountain cloud forest first. Most of it seems to do with water. The amount that falls, the droughts or floods that result, the animal life that changes patterns to findContinue reading “Happy Earth Day. Woo-hoo.”

If a tree falls in the forest…

She stood straight and tall, an elder of the bosque for who-knows-how-many decades. Because she towered head and shoulders above her neighbors, her sparse branches were a favorite for the bell birds and toucans who prefer unobstructed vistas. Monkeys in search of water loved to bury their heads in the epiphytes that grew high upContinue reading “If a tree falls in the forest…”

‘Tis la temporada

Allow me to let you in on a little secret. Holidays (be it 4th of July, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, or the mother of them all, Christmas) aren’t real. They are a construct we fabricate in an attempt to make a certain moment of time more special than another moment of time. TheContinue reading “‘Tis la temporada”

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